How was your week

Posted: July 17, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

On July 21st the NHL will be adding their 32nd team as the Seattle Kraken will have there expansion draft and assemble their team for the upcoming 2021-22 NHL season. The expansion draft starts at 7:00 p.m. on the 21st and will be shown on ESPN2.

Here’s how the expansion draft will play out. The Kraken will select one player from each team for a total of 30 players. Yes I know there are 31 NHL teams, but the Las Vegas Golden Knights will not have a player selected from their team. At the minimum the Kraken must draft 14 forwards, 9 defenseman and 3 goaltenders. Seattle can then fill the four remaining roster spots with players from any position and of the 30 players drafted; at least 20 must be under contract for the 2021-22 season.

All first and second year professionals, unsigned draft picks and players who have suffered career-ending injuries are exempt from selection and will not count toward their team’s applicable protection limits. Players with no movement clauses must be protected unless they agree to waive those clauses.

Teams can protect 8 “skaters” a combination of forwards and defenseman and 1 goaltender or they can break it down this way by protecting 7 forwards, 3 defenseman and 1 goaltender.

All teams must expose 2 forwards 1 defenseman and under contract for the 2021-22 season who played in at least 27 NHL games in 2020-21 or played in at least 54 NHL games in the last two seasons combined. As well as 1 goaltender who is under contract for the 2021-22 season or is a restricted free agent who has already received his qualifying offer.

Each teams protection list are due today; July 17th. The NHL will check each teams list and then they will publish them tomorrow.

It will be interesting to see how the Kraken go about assembling their roster and comparing it to how the Golden Knights put there’s together before the 2017-18 NHL season.

In their first season the Golden Knights finished in 1st place in the Pacific division with a record of 51-24-7 and made it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals before losing 4 games to 1 to the Washington Capitals. In there four years of existents the Golden Knights have made the playoffs every season and just this past season they went to the Stanley Cup semi-finals where they where knocked out by the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2.

Will the Kraken be able to have similar success to what the Golden Knights have had? Or will they fall more in line with what we’re used to seeing expansion teams do? I guess will start to find that out on July 21st.

Last night Jake Cronenworth of the San Diego Padres hit for the cycle as his team put up 24 runs on there way to a 24-8 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Cronenworth went four for five on the night and actually started off his evening by lining out in the 1st inning. In the 2nd inning Cronenworth drove in two runs with a double. Then in the 3rd inning Cronenworth hit an RBI triple. After a solo home run in the 5th inning al Cronenworth needed for the cycle was a single and he got that in his next at bat. Cronenworth picked up an infield single against the shift in the 6th inning.

After picking up the cycle it was the end of Cronenworth’s night. Jurickson Profar came out in the 7th inning to play second base in Cronenworth’s place.

This was the second time that a player has hit for the cycle against the Nationals. Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies did it in on the final day of the 2018 season. It was also the third time that a Padres players has hit for the cycle. Cronenworth follows Matt Kemp who did it in 2015 and his teammate Will Myers who hit for the cycle in 2017.

As fun as it was to watch Cronenworth hit for the cycle what may have been more important was just seeing the Padres offense wake up. San Diego headed into the All-Star break by losing two of three games to the Colorado Rockies. Last night the San Diego offense put up had 22 hits against seven Washington pitchers and set a franchise record for runs. San Diego scored in every inning except the seventh, as the Nationals allowed the most runs since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005.

Will have to see if the Padres saved any offense for tonight’s game as Patrick Corbin makes the start for the Nationals and tries to hold down the San Diego offense.

Well Schaumburg Stu’s picks got off to a rough start last night a she had the Arizona Diamondbacks to bet the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs won 5-1 last night. Now he has two chances to redeem himself today as he has the Chicago White Sox beating the Houston Astros and then he’s going with the Phoenix Suns to beat the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the NBA finals tonight. To wrap up his weekend of picks Schaumburg Stu likes Carlos Rodon to strikeout more batters than Framber Valdez, Zach Davies or Merrill Kelly on Sunday.

You can tune in to the Sports Time Radio podcast on Friday to see how Schaumburg Stu’s picks worked out and who he’s taking for that upcoming weekend. Of course you should still be listening to the podcast live the other days of the week as well on BlogTalkRadio.com, but if you miss the podcast live just head over to TuneIn.com and you can listen any time you want to.

You can also find me on Twitter @Burketime

Comments
  1. Don’t go to Las Vegas and bet your life savings on Schaumburg Stu’s (sic!) picks! But I do like Phoenix to win tonight. But it goes to 7 games, I’m picking the Bucks to win it all.
    Hendricks looked shaky in the early innings last night but unfortunately, he was up against the totally inept Arizona team.
    The Houston Astros will be tough to beat in the AL playoffs!

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